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October 8, 2015
Listen to a podcast of Trachoma: A Journey to Elimination Trachoma is the leading cause of infectious blindness worldwide. It is found in areas with poor access to clean water and sanitation - generally rural and impoverished areas - where poor hygiene, water shortages and inadequate sanitation...
September 17, 2015
Learn more about how ChildSight ® is helping to bring education into focus for children in need across the United States.
August 27, 2015
Howard Cohn is an American ophthalmologist with a specialty in glaucoma, and a strong interest in international ophthalmology and blindness prevention. Dr. Cohn has been instrumental in re-establishing a European branch of HKI dedicated to fundraising called Helen Keller International Europe, and...
August 26, 2015
Bisallia, pictured left, is in 5 th grade and has never had glasses before, but has needed them since kindergarten. When we screened her in February 2014, her vision was 20/200 in both eyes. That means she could not read any of the letters below the large “E” at the top of an eye exam chart...
August 26, 2015
In my experience working with HKI in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one thing that has been a constant is the positive feedback from partners working on the ground to improve the health and nutrition of children across the country. This has happened time and time again; but for some reason, it...
August 25, 2015
Dengue. Malaria. Ebola. These are just some of the conditions that HKI staff have contracted or been exposed to while delivering services to communities in 22 countries around the world. From the office in New York City where I sit, these tropical diseases can seem foreign, but for the majority of...
August 25, 2015
Howard Cohn is an American ophthalmologist with a specialty in glaucoma, and a strong interest in international ophthalmology and blindness prevention. Dr. Cohn has been instrumental in re-establishing a European branch of HKI dedicated to fundraising called Helen Keller International Europe, and...
August 21, 2015
Excerpted from Kate Ganz's acceptance speech upon receiving the 2013 Spirit of Helen Keller Award. When I thought about what I wanted to talk about this evening I kept remembering one day, one afternoon, one visit that I made to an impoverished village in Niger, and what happened to me that...

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